Sep 282010
 
 September 28, 2010  Posted by  Court, Surveillance

Ben Nuckols of The Associated Press reports:

Harford County State’s Attorney Joseph Cassilly says a judge’s ruling that it’s OK for citizens to record police officers on public streets could make it more difficult for officers to do their jobs….. He says if a conversation between an officer and another person on a street isn’t private, then any third party can record it.

Read more in the Washington Examiner.

Wouldn’t the party talking to the police officer  still have their own expectation of privacy in that situation that would prohibit them from being recorded, or does the “you’re out in public, hence no expectation of privacy” apply?

Lawyers, your thoughts, please?   Saying that the police officer in the performance of their duties has no expectation of privacy shouldn’t generalize to the people they speak to when it comes to being recorded, should it?

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